Our Instructors

The examCORE subject matter experts include authors, renowned academics, and senior-level practicing SH&E professionals dedicated to serving the professional community. Together, this team of instructors and contributors represents over 350 years of combined SH&E experience.

Joshua Franklin

Joshua Franklin

MBA, CSP, SMS, CIT, CPCU, ARM
Joshua Franklin is a safety and professional development expert and a 20+ year Air Force veteran who serves as the Senior Director, Strategic Advancement for BCSP. 

Kim Kleine

MS, CIH, CSP
Kim G. Kleine has over 30 years of experience in the environmental health and safety profession and is the Principal of The Kalvis Group in Nashville, TN.  
Linda Martin

Linda Martin

CSP, SMS, ASP, OHST, STSC, CIT
Linda F. Martin has over 25 years of experience in occupational safety management, construction safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental consulting. She currently serves as the Corporate Safety Director for Bay Crane, the largest crane, rigging, and heavy haul company in the Northeast U.S.
Regina McMichael

Regina McMichael

CSP, CIT
Regina McMichael, President of The Learning Factory, Inc., has over 30 years of experience in safety and health education, training, communication and leadership. Her experience spans the construction, insurance, aerospace, automotive, and service industries. 

Jessica Richardson

CSP, CIT
Jessica Richardson develops and manages occupational health and safety management systems and training and performance improvement programs in high-risk industries. She is the Professional and Organizational Advancement Manager for BCSP.

Leslie Stockel

CSP, SMS
Leslie Rex Stockel has 30 years of experience in the safety and health profession, working in education and both public and private sector organizations. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at Oklahoma State University in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology.

Katie Beam

The owner of Beam Tutoring, Katie Beam's greatest skill and joy is making complex concepts clear and accessible to frustrated students. She has nearly 8 years' experience as a one-on-one middle school and high school math and English tutor.

Amber Wright

The Senior Program Coordinator, Training at the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, during her time at BCSP Amber Wright has also served as a Certification Services Advisor, as well as an IT Specialist.

Our Contributors

Treasa Turnbeaugh

Treasa Turnbeaugh

Ph.D., MBA, CSP, ASP, CIT, FASSP
Treasa M. Turnbeaugh is BCSP’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the BCSP Foundation and has more than 30 years of experience in the SH&E profession.
Tim Azbill

Tim Azbill

Tim Azbill has 30 years of experience delivering organizational training and development solutions. Currently the Director of LJB University, Tim has built and led global training programs in the public and private sector.
Colin Brown

Colin Brown

Ph.D., CSP, CIH
Currently a faculty member at Keene State College, Dr. Colin Brown is an SH&E professional and educator with extensive experience spanning metals recycling, manufacturing, academia, healthcare, and biopharmaceuticals.

Joaquin Diaz

MM, CSP, CHST, OHST
With over 20 years of occupational safety and health management experience, Joaquin Diaz has overseen the development and implementation of large construction company Health, Safety, and Environmental Management Systems.
Lon Ferguson

Lon Ferguson

CSP, CFPS
Lon Ferguson is a retired Professor of the Safety Sciences Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his work as a safety consultant, Dr. Ferguson served on ASSP's Educational Standard Committee for 10 years.
Carl Heinlein

Carl Heinlein

CSP, OHST, STSC, ARM
Carl Heinlein has contributed to successful safety initiatives of multiple construction clients with American Contractors Insurance Group (ACIG) since 2002. Previously, he was the Director of Construction Services for FDR Safety and is also the past National Safety & Health Director for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America.
Thom Kramer

Thom Kramer

P.E., CSP
Thom Kramer is a managing principal at LJB with over 24 years of experience. He is an internationally recognized expert in applying engineering and safety practices to reduce risk for workers at heights, specializing in fall protection systems.

Bruce Lyon

CSP, P.E., ARM, CHMM
Bruce K. Lyon is Vice President and Director of Risk Management Services for Hays Companies. With over 38 years of experience directing risk services for both national and global organizations, Bruce specializes in risk assessment, team-based problem solving, safety management systems, and ergonomics.
Zachary Northcutt

Zachary Northcutt

MSPM, CSP, CIT
Zachary Northcutt is the owner of Texas Safety Solutions, LLC and a Senior Safety Advisor for the Texas Air National Guard. Zack believes in putting all of his efforts into leading indicators to reduce financial burden, all while reducing incident rates.

Our Advisors

Georgi Popov

Ph.D., CSP, QEP, ARM, SMS, ASP, CMC
Georgi Popov is a professor in the School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety at the University of Central Missouri. A published author and national conference speaker. Dr. Popov received the ASSP Outstanding Safety Educator award in 2017.

W. David Yates

Ph.D., CSP
The Safety Manager for Carmeuse Lime & Stone, Dr. Yates is also a full-time faculty member for Columbia Southern University.

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